ChatGPT was launched as a prototype in November 2022 and soon acquired popularity for its ability to react in detail and fluently in a wide range of expertise areas. With 100 million users in just two months, the AI generative tool has become one of the Internet applications with the quickest user growth in history.
The rapid interest in ChatGPT also motivates other software companies to rush to develop comparable tools.
Google has been the topic of comparison since OpenAI launched ChatGPT. And while people anticipated a future takeover, the giant released a new artificial intelligence tool called Bard, which is claimed to be a competitor to ChatGPT.
Following Microsoft’s announcement that it will invest billions of dollars on ChatGPT, Google unveiled a new offering. Bard, like ChatGPT, is based on a big language model developed by the startup OpenAI. To create relevant replies to user questions, these models are trained using an online data source.
Sundar Pinchai, CEO of Google and parent firm Alphabet, stated that since February 7, select clients will be able to test its new AI product, and the tool will be extensively released to the public in the coming weeks.
According to Google, Bard can explain NASA’s James Webb space telescope’s new discoveries to a 9-year-old learner. The tool can also evaluate two Oscar-nominated films and even recommend lunch foods depending on what’s in your fridge.
Google’s products aim to integrate world knowledge with the power, intelligence, and creativity of its vast language models, according to Google CEO. This application generates new and high-quality replies by using online information.
The announcement comes as ChatGPT arises as a phenomenon, putting Google in the worst threat. Since its launch, ChatGPT has become an extremely useful tool for writing, producing poetry, spontaneously establishing discussions, and even replacing programmers with code.
Google is not the only giant that wants to jump in the AI generative race. Shortly after Google’s announcement, China’s Alibaba Group said that it is creating and testing an artificial intelligence (AI) tool similar to ChatGPT.